Academic Change

Academic change is an integral process to the maintenance and enhancement of our academic offerings to ensure their highest quality. Proposals for academic change, including new undergraduate and graduate programs and degrees, significant changes to existing (graduate and undergraduate) programs, the introduction and/ or updating of certificates, and program closures, are governed by the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP) and require governance approval.

The Program & Curriculum Unit manages academic change at the divisional level, advising on modification/ proposal types, providing input on proposal content to ensure alignment with the UTQAP and UTM’s Academic Plan, assisting with consultation at the decanal and institutional level, and coordinating the approval of proposals through governance, as appropriate. The Program & Curriculum Unit also works closely with the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs (VPAP) Office to ensure proposals are complete and ready to enter U of T governance and, if necessary, beyond. Once approved, the Program & Curriculum Unit helps to coordinate the implementation of the change with the appropriate divisional and institutional offices.

Faculty interested in proposals for academic change are strongly encouraged to consult with the Program & Curriculum Unit early in the development process.



Martha Harris
Acting Manager, Academic Programs, Reviews & Quality Assurance

Anica Dang
Academic Change Specialist